NFL Predictions for 2010 Season: New England Patriots Defense

August 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL is just 12 days away from its first mandatory roster cut where tough decisions will have to be made. The New England Patriots have had one major concern plaguing them over the last two seasons, their defense.
This preseason boasts an extremely promising young group coming to New England for  the next few seasons under the guidance of defensive mastermind Bill Belichick.
27th overall pick Devin McCourty will add young depth at the cornerback position where no starter has been on the roster for more than three seasons. 
The biggest surprise will come from second year cornerback Kyle Arrington, who survived the 53 man cut in 2009 and looks to do the same in 2010. Arrington serves as a multi-purpose cornerback where he has the speed and strength to be a special teams sniper.
The biggest struggle for New England's comes at linebacker. Veterans Tully Banta-Cain and Derrick Burgess will be the teachers of a linebacking core that c...

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